The red grape variety comes from Georgia
, Synonyms are Dzvelchavi Obtchouri, Dzvelchavi Obtshinsky, Dzvelshari Obchinskii and Zelscavi. The name means "old black". It should not be confused with the Dzvelshavi Sachkheris
variety. The medium maturing vine is susceptible to fungal diseases
, It produces fresh, dark-colored red wines of simple quality with red fruit aromas, most of them with Saperavi
be blended. The variety is grown in the two areas of Imeretia and Racha.